Mayor Menino widely backed, but another run isn’t

Most in a Globe poll approve of the mayor and of Boston’s course, but residents are split on Menino running again, citing his health and long tenure.

State ethics panel backs free legal help for judges

The decision potentially kills an investigation into Judge Raymond Dougan’s acceptance of more than $85,000 in free services.

Jon Moorman paid 12 percent over the asking price of his Jamica Plain condo. With him is Mary Manouchehri.


Boston-area house hunters face bidding battles

There are too many potential buyers and too few sellers, and that, in turn, is starting to drive up prices overall.

BC tells students to stop dispensing condoms

School officials said the student-run group is violating the university’s mission as a Catholic institution.

Barry Wood, president of Kitchen Sales, said business has been on the rise in the first quarter.

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After taking a beating, small businesses on rebound

Small businesses, important engines of growth for both the state and national economies, are expanding and hiring again.

Florida Gulf Coast’s Dajuan Graf (left) and Bernard Thompson use their “Eagle Eyes” to view a pep rally crowd.

Dan Shaughnessy

FGCU is the nation’s hottest sports story

Friday night Florida Gulf Coast University will play for a shot to advance to the Elite Eight. Not bad for a school that didn’t exist 20 years ago.

// Supreme Court justices cautious on gay marriage

The justices questioned during oral arguments whether Americans are ready for the nation’s highest court to settle the emotional issue.

// Medical marijuana journal expands with industry

Medical Marijuana Business Daily is carving out a niche offering reliable information about the growing business of selling marijuana legally.


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Doc Rivers was loud — but apparently not clear — as his Celtics were clobbered by the Knicks, 100-85, at TD Garden.

Depleted Celtics lose fifth straight

The Celtics seemed to finally – if not reluctantly — succumb to the reality of their limited roster in a 100-85 loss to the Knicks.

Globe Insiders

Globe Talk | April 3

// A conversation with Jim Calhoun

Subscribers can attend an evening with Connecticut’s legendary former men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun, moderated by Bob Ryan.